Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Attosecond Physics: first applications of a new research field

Krausz, Ferenc; Kienberger, Reinhard
Only a few years after the first generation of single isolated attosecond pulses of extreme ultraviolet light, these pulses can be produced routinely. First applications are investigations of light and matter in which ultrafast processes are being time-resolved. The direct measurement of the electric field of an ultrashort light pulse as well as the time-resolved observation of a photoionization process in a gas or on a solid surfce show the potential of attosecond physics.

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